Man found guilty of murder in 2018 deadly shooting in Dodge City

DODGE CITY, Kan. (KWCH) Update Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019

A 20-year-old man is convicted of first-degree murder in the March 2018 shooting death of a 27-year-old Howell, Kan. woman at a Dodge City motel.

Boston Boswell was 18 when police arrested him for murder after finding Shantel Rose Winkler dead in with a single gunshot wound.

The Dodge City Globe reports from the Ford County attorney that Boswell on Monday entered a no-contest plea.

"Mr. Boswell had been charged with first-degree, premeditated murder since this case first started," the county attorney tells the newspaper. "Under the terms of the plea agreement, the surviving family members of Ms. Winkler will be able to present statements to the court at sentencing. "Mr. Boswell will also be permitted to make a statement and/or present mitigating evidence at sentencing. The state will remain silent and make no sentencing recommendations to the court."


March 5, 2018
Police arrest an 18-year-old man in connection with a deadly shooting in Dodge City.

Police say around 10:30 a.m., deputies with the Ford County Sheriff’s Office received information about a possible homicide inside a Dodge City motel.

Dodge City police and Ford County deputies located the motel and discovered a 27-year-old woman's body. She had a single gunshot wound. The Dodge City Globe identifies the woman as Shantel Rose Winkler. On her Facebook page, the woman goes by "Rose Brungardt."

Police arrested 18-year-old Boston Cole Boswell for first-degree murder and aggravated robbery in connection with the woman's death.

The Globe reports Boswell is held on $500,000 bond after making his first court appearance Monday.